Removals to Switzerland from UK | Removals to Switzerland | European Removals to Switzerland
Ever since the British mountaineer, Edward Whymper conquered the summit of the Matterhorn back in 1865, and Conan Doyle chose the Reichenback Falls as the nemesis for his famous literary creation Sherlock Holmes, notable Brits have been making their home in Switzerland. Contemporary celebrity expats include singers and songwriters, James Blunt, Petula Clark and Phill Collins.
Switzerland brings to mind alpine slopes, triangular chocolate and vast stretches of crystalline water. It’s a beautiful country with a high cost of living and for that reason most expats move there for work. Banks are the biggest employers, but it also attracts experts in biotechnology, and pharmacology, as well as scientists and researchers working at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research).
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Choose Schepens for Your Removals to Switzerland
Whatever your reason for moving to Switzerland, planning an international move is very different from moving house within the UK. That’s why Schepens is committed to helping customers plan, schedule and manage the practicalities. We’ve been offering international removals to Switzerland for over 100 years, and we have the knowledge and expertise to streamline the process for you.
Key to the Schepens removals process is your dedicated Move Co-Ordinator who will help you to draw up your ‘Removals Plan’, and then support you in carrying it out. Together you’ll determine the scale of your removals and make some key decisions about what you will take, and leave behind. You’ll be guided through the customs paperwork, and a detailed schedule will be created for every stage.
Schepens for Switzerland Removals and Storage
Our aim is to have your UK home packed, loaded, transported and unpacked in Switzerland without undue anxiety or stress. We transport multiple consignments of goods and furniture to Switzerland every week which means that we’re able to be flexible with both our scheduling, and our transportation options. We can offer either shared or dedicated transport for your move.
Your Move Co-Ordinator will ask early on whether you have any specialist items to move. We are experts when it comes to managing works of art, valuable items, or musical instruments and we can provide bespoke transportation and insurance. If you don’t intend to take your entire household, Schepens operates a door-to-door storage service with secure storage facilities across the UK.
Obtaining a Residence Permit
Living and working in Switzerland requires a residence permit if you intend to stay longer than 3 months. You’ll need to register for a permit at the registration office in the local municipality’s residents registration office. You’ll be asked for proof of employment and your passport. If you don’t intend to work you’ll need to prove you have adequate funds to support yourself.
Healthcare in Switzerland
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have private healthcare insurance, and this has to be in place within 3 months of arriving. It might be worth getting your insurance arranged before your removals to Switzerland from the UK as it tends to be expensive. Dentistry isn’t covered by Swiss healthcare insurance so it’s a good idea to make provision in advance.
Education in Switzerland
The education provision in Switzerland is ranked very highly, but English speaking schools are very expensive. There are excellent state schools with first languages German, French or Italian depending on location. Otherwise there are 45 international schools across the country, providing Uk specific curricula, or the international baccalaureate.
A Range of Schepens Services
We know that your move to Switzerland will be unique, which is why Schepens offer all our movers the opportunity to create a bespoke package of services to suit their needs. Your Move Co-ordinator will work through the creation of this plan with you:
Packing – we have teams of BAR trained professional packers who can offer secure packaging, a detailed inventory and clearly labelled boxes. Should you wish to manage the packing yourself, we are happy to provide sturdy professional packaging to help with this.
Insurance – all our removals are fully insured; we offer additional policies for accidental damage and extended liability.
Storage – if you need a fully managed storage service and facility, we can offer door-to-door delivery and a secure service from start to finish.
Removals Fleet – Our state-of-the-art removals vehicles run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Schepens has the expertise, and the local experience to create a stress-free removals service to Switzerland. We’re a friendly UK-based family-run business, and we treat every single customer as a member of our extended family.